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Course Info

  • Course Number / Code:
  • 9.56J (Fall 2004) 
  • Course Title:
  • Abnormal Language 
  • Course Level:
  • Undergraduate / Graduate 
  • Offered by :
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
    Massachusetts, United States  
  • Department:
  • Brain and Cognitive Sciences 
  • Course Instructor(s):
  • Prof. Ken Wexler
    Mr. Christopher Hirsch
     
  • Course Introduction:
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  • 9.56J / 24.907J Abnormal Language



    Fall 2004




    Course Highlights


    This course features a complete bibliography of readings.


    Course Description


    Introduction to the linguistic study of language pathology, concentrating on experimental approaches and theoretical explanations. Discussion of Specific Language Impairment, autism, Down syndrome, Williams syndrome, normal aging, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, hemispherectomy and aphasia. Focuses on the comparison of linguistic abilities among these syndromes, while drawing clear comparisons with first and second language acquisition. Topics include the lexicon, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics. Relates the lost linguistic abilities in these syndromes to properties of the brain.

    *Some translations represent previous versions of courses.

     

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